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Europe in the World Research Seminar - Converging and Conflicting Dynamics of Cooperation: European Counterterrorism Efforts in Sahel

Dates:
  • Thu 28 Mar 2019 16.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-03-28 16:00 2019-03-28 18:00 Europe/Paris Europe in the World Research Seminar - Converging and Conflicting Dynamics of Cooperation: European Counterterrorism Efforts in Sahel

Recent events in the region have brought Sahel under the spotlight of many European countries. Indeed, it has been argued that the peculiar transnational nature of many terrorist groups of the area represents a concrete threat to European security also in light of the connection with crime and irregular migration. France in particular has led and encouraged a series of European initiatives aiming at the stabilisation of the region, calling for different degrees of counterterrorism cooperation with its European allies. While many European countries, such as Spain, Germany, the Netherlands or Italy have indeed increased their military presence in the area, these interventions do differ in terms of political-strategic objectives, organisational and procedural features. This presentation aims to shed light on the dynamics of European counterterrorism cooperation in Sahel developed between 2012 and 2018. Specifically, the aim of this contribution is twofold. First, it intends to provide an innovative conceptual framework to investigate and analyse different levels of cooperation, as well as competitive dynamics accounting for both cross-national and EU dimensions. Second, by relying on social network analysis, it expects to contribute empirically by analysing the multi-level configurations of cooperation developed in the field of counterterrorism.

Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia

Recent events in the region have brought Sahel under the spotlight of many European countries. Indeed, it has been argued that the peculiar transnational nature of many terrorist groups of the area represents a concrete threat to European security also in light of the connection with crime and irregular migration. France in particular has led and encouraged a series of European initiatives aiming at the stabilisation of the region, calling for different degrees of counterterrorism cooperation with its European allies. While many European countries, such as Spain, Germany, the Netherlands or Italy have indeed increased their military presence in the area, these interventions do differ in terms of political-strategic objectives, organisational and procedural features. This presentation aims to shed light on the dynamics of European counterterrorism cooperation in Sahel developed between 2012 and 2018. Specifically, the aim of this contribution is twofold. First, it intends to provide an innovative conceptual framework to investigate and analyse different levels of cooperation, as well as competitive dynamics accounting for both cross-national and EU dimensions. Second, by relying on social network analysis, it expects to contribute empirically by analysing the multi-level configurations of cooperation developed in the field of counterterrorism.


Location:
Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Department of History and Civilization
Max Weber Programme

Type:
Research seminar

Organiser:
Professor Ulrich Krotz (EUI - RSCAS and SPS)
Richard Maher (EUI - RSCAS)
Corinna Unger (EUI - HEC)

Speaker:
Silvia D'Amato (EUI - RSCAS)

Contact:
Naïs Ralaison ( EUI - RSCAS) - Send a mail

Links:
Europe in the World Research Area
 
 
 

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